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  Letter, L. Maria Child to Capt. [John] Brown
Author: Child, Lydia Maria Francis , 1802-1880
Date: October 26, 1859

Lydia Maria Child, "an earnest friend of Kansas," wrote John Brown from Wayland, Mass., on October 26, 1859, regarding her opposition to violence but her admiration for his courage and commitment to the cause of freedom. She had hoped to come to his aid in prison, but in the meantime assured Brown "that no honest man ever shed his blood for freedom in vain, however much he may be mistaken in his efforts."

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 2, Folder 4
Item Number: 102732 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880; Free state cause; Free state supporters; Kansas question

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